This September I’m sewing along with Casey at Elegant Musings. A bunch of talented seamsters and I are all making circle skirts, and this post marks the completion of my skirt. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the newest addition to my closet: the circle skirt. It's not just a simple circle, either.… Continue reading Circle Skirt Sew-Along: Completed!
This summer I’m sewing along with Ali at The Wardrobe, Reimagined; Alessa at Farbenfreude; Sarah at Rhinestones and Telephones; and a bunch of other talented seamsters. We’re all making summer essentials, and this post marks my completion of the Sew-Along. The wind was perfect. It caught the hem of the maxi dress, which caused the… Continue reading Paint Me a Maxi Dress: The Reveal
I blame the cold. The mind-numbing, can't-string-two-thoughts-together, can't-even-breathe cold. I couldn't lay down, couldn't stand up, couldn't do anything that required much thought. But, I found that I could cut and fold and stitch straight lines. As long as I was sitting. So, what's a girl with a cold that can't do much besides sit… Continue reading The Secret Garden Pleated Skirt
I'm procrastinating again. But, I'm pleased to say that I'm over two-thirds finished with my proposal, so the paralyzing panic has passed. Today I made a mini gear bag to hold hiking snacks. My husband and I are getting ready to go on a second honeymoon that will involve lots of hut-to-hut hiking in the… Continue reading A Mini Tutorial for a Mini Gear Bag
This August I’m sewing along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of talented seamsters and I are all making her just-released Lonsdale dress, which happens to also be a summer essential – happy day! This post marks its completion. I was walloped at work this week. Though I'd made great progress on my Lonsdale last… Continue reading Lonsdale Sew-Along: Completed!
Yesterday I rushed home from work, fed the cats and the fish, grabbed my sewing machine and project bag, and jumped in the car. It was a sewing class night. The planned project was the Biscuit Basket from Auntie's Two. Though I'm usually the rouge sewer in the class, I was prepared this month -… Continue reading Weaving the Tale of a Biscuit Basket
The angelic gown for my niece's baptism is finally completed. Here it is in all of its radiant glory. This dress is long - it measures 36" from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the lace hem. The length was set by the pattern, McCalls M4865, and its sizing for the 3-6… Continue reading An Angelic Gown
My plan to draft a giraffe's head for my current animal blanket was to narrow the pattern for the hippo's head. But, when I finally sat down to do it, there were so many different pattern pieces involved that it didn't seem like it would be a quick process. After a few moments pondering, I… Continue reading A Giraffe Blanket
I finally finished up the next round of baby blankets. I made another pink elephant, a white polar bear, and a white cat. The pink elephant is for a local friend who's having a girl in September, right around my birthday. The white polar bear is for a friend from college who is having a… Continue reading Elephants and Bears and Cats, Oh My!
Last week's challenge on the Sew Weekly was "Refashionista". Those of us participating were to find a neglected garment in our closet and transform it into something fabulous. I was up for the challenge and pulled a dress I hadn't worn since college out of the back of my closet. I was optimistic I'd be… Continue reading Refashionista: From Dress to Sorbetto Blouse